Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

President Obama Authorizes Assassination of U.S. Citizen

April 8, 2010

The Salon article is hyperbolic, but seems to be factually accurate. Put in simplest terms, President Obama has authorized the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki on suspicion of terrorist activities.

This policy is not acceptable in a nation under the rule of law and due process.

From a moral stand point it is abhorrent.

I am an American citizen. I voted for this administration. I do not want to be “defended” in this way.

I do not care if there is a constitutional, legislative or judicial loop hole that allows this. This is not justice. This is a choice, made out of expediency and allowed by fear and an ignorance of the protections afforded to our own society by due process.

We can and we should be better than this.

I Didn’t Just Want a Lesser Evil

September 19, 2009

Go read Jason Louv’s concise post on US President Obama’s attempt to create a new Habeas Corpus-free zone in Afghanistan and extend the Patriot Act: Obama Rightsfail Roundup

Like, seriously?

Seriously?

Is anybody paying attention?

Is anybody steering?

Is anybody home?

Oh wait… I think Kanye just did something funny!
– Jason Louv

Incidentally, this also means that Jason Louv is posting regularly at http://www.dangerousminds.net, along with a cabal of other insightful and storied writers.

PS, to explain the title, I’m a Canadian/US citizen and I voted for Obama.

Birth Dates

June 4, 2009

Thinking about the strange pattern of ages and experiences that Mike Clelland has noticed made me consider the significance of ages. I have no insight into his pattern, but I did remember something interesting regarding my own date of birth.

I was born on August 04, 1987. Aside from also being my fraternal twin’s birthday, my aunt’s birthday, and Barack Obama’s birthday, this was also 13 days before the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. I know very little about this event except for what Wikpedia and random sources tell me. It was supposedly originally predicted by Tony Shearer in his book Lord of the Dawn and later popularized by José Argüelles. The convergence was supposed to mark a tipping point, a kind of counter spin to the accumulated negative energies of the world and the dawn of an age of spiritual unity, awareness and peace. The counter spin is supposed to culminate in 2012.

I’m extremely skeptical of prophecy. It rubs me the wrong way, to be frank. In what I see and what my guides tell me the future is always changing. There are things that are very likely to happen, but nothing certain. What really bothers me isn’t the technical details, it’s the idea that the world will be transformed, usually rather quickly in the imagination, into the promised land of whomever you happen to be talking to. Rapture Syndrome comes in a wide variety of flavours, from Christian fundamentalism, to 2012 fanatics, to transhumanists waiting for the singularity. I don’t know what’s going to happen in three years, but I find the words of of Andy Warhol very wise: “They say that time changes things, but the truth is you have to change them yourself.”

With that disclaimer out of the way, my guides have consistently told me that my soul used the energy of the harmonic convergence to get around a lot of the negativity that would have been imposed on me for intentionally reincarnating. Many of the forces with influence over our local system frown on souls entering the system with the conscious intent of changing the rules by which it operates. Of course, if you incarnate to work for a positive or negative power it’s different, but incarnating to end all human suffering through jnana? Big no-no.

To gain entrance, conscious souls usually have to agree to terms of incarnation that will make it more likely that the soul will forget itself and be caught up in another cycle of reincarnation. The harmonic convergence shifted energies to higher frequencies and allowed me to incarnate with fewer of these negative contracts and agreements.

Take that for what it’s worth.